Welcome to the Science Department
“A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.” (National Curriculum, England)
Through inspirational teaching, we will nurture our student’s curiosities, aiming to empower, educate and encourage a love of science.
In Science at Stretford High school, students will be SMART: Supported, Mindful, Amb
Meet the Science Department
The Department team consists of 15 members of staff. These are:
|Mr D Moloney||Head of Department|
|Mr A Mundy||Progress Lead – KS4|
|Mrs L Clayton||Progress Lead – KS3|
|Mrs L Brindley||Deputy Head Teacher / Teacher of Science|
|Mr A Hamza||STEM Coordinator / Teacher of Science|
|Mrs S Khan||Teacher of Science|
|Mr J Moore||Teacher of Science|
|Miss A Sheldon||Teacher of Science|
|Mrs T Smallwood||Teacher of Science|
|Miss C Saunders||Teacher of Science|
|Mrs P Bailey||Teacher of PE / Science|
|Miss B Hughes||Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs J Preston||Teaching Assistant|
|Mr O Leahair||Science Technician|
|Miss R Williamson||Science Technician|
A spiral design for understanding
It’s easier for students to develop an understanding of a big idea by multiple interactions with the concepts within the idea. By connecting smaller ideas to more abstract ideas, students will be better prepared to apply these concepts when approaching an unfamiliar topic.
Exam board: AQA If your child is studying combined Science, they are completing AQA Trilogy. If they are studying Triple Science, they are completing AQA Biology, AQA Chemistry and AQA Physics.
The AQA combined science specification can be found at:
The AQA Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) specifications can be found at:
Videos to support AQA GCSE Science:
Educake (online questions / learning platform)
Seneca learning (online learning platform)
Students in Y10 & Y11 have been emailed folders containing past papers / past paper questions.